1679 in History – What happened in year 1679

In history, year 1679 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1679.

Know what happened in 1679:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 AugustLe Griffon, a brigantine built by René-Robert de La Salle,became the first sailing ship to navigate the upper Great Lakes.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1679:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 January Pietro Filippo Scarlatti / Composer / Italy
14 MayPeder Horrebow / Astronomer / Denmark
14 February Georg Friedrich Kauffmann / Composer / Germany
16 OctoberJan Dismas Zelenka / Composer / Czech Republic
22 AugustPierre Guérin de Tencin / Cardinal / France
24 January Christian Wolff / Philosopher / Germany
24 DecemberDomenico Sarro / Educator / Italy
27 March Domenico Lalli / Poet / Italy

More years: 1609 | 1619 | 1629 | 1639 | 1649 | 1659 | 1669 | 1679 | 1689 | 1699 || 1579 | 1679 | 1779 | 1879 | 1979

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